Once again I find myself writing another year in review for my girls, in hopes that this blog still remains when you are old enough to read and digest it. Once again I will mention some events that probably will never be in the record/history books and others that I am sure will endure through time. I would say this was a year of rebuilding and growing. Last year we were blessed with you Charlotte, and this year our family grew with Uncle Tom and Aunt Mandi giving us a new cousin Lucy Lu. After a rough few months, the daycare in which you started announced that it was closing, (Bright Horizons – Morse and Cleveland Avenue) so we had to start you in a new daycare, one closer to home. Isabella you had your first ballet recital, which happened to fall on your birthday. Charlotte you have come so far, from crawling to walking and talking. This year we were blessed to be able to go to a few different places including Arizona to visit your great grandmother, Cabo San Lucas, to visit where we went on our honeymoon, Virginia, Washington DC, Michigan, Wisconsin. Your mother and I both ran our first half marathon and I was able to complete my first triathlon. We are hoping that 2010 has as many new and interesting things as 2009.
Our economy which is currently far from perfect, is rebuilding. The war in Iraq is probably far from over but they are rebuilding their culture and buildings. Government has gone through many changes with our nations first African American President took office.
Last year I mentioned Facebook coming to the forefront of social networking, I am comfortable to say that it had now dominating the market. “I saw you on Facebook” is a common saying now. However Twitter has taken hold as well. Windows 7 made it’s debut, it is much better than Windows Vista, but it is not as game changes as XP. In movies many series that I used to watch are rebuilding their empires and coming back on the scene, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Wolverine, and Terminator. On the small screen Hanna Montana had been dethroned in the ratings by a show that both of you watch, iCarly.
New words became very familiar to us this year: H1N1, Swine Flu, Tweet, Smart Phones, & Sexting
Sadly we lost arguably one of the most well known and respected entertainers of all time, Michael Jackson. Others that we last this year include Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Swayze, Billy Mays, Ted Kennedy.
Top Movies at the Box Office:
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Monsters vs. Aliens
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Henry Louis gates
It's the Economy
Cash for clunkers
Google.com - Fastest Rising
Google.com - Fastest Falling
Google News - Fastest Rising
Jon and Kate
Rihanna (Chris brown)
Missing link found
Google Image Search - Fastest Rising
I Thee Wed
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner
Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
Fergie & Josh Duhamel
Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi
Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
Rest in Peace
Poker face (lady gaga)
Love story (Taylor swift)
The climb (Miley Cyrus)
Down (jay Sean)
Just dance (lady gaga)
Birthday sex (Jeremih)
Use somebody (kings of Leon)
Heartless (kanye west)
Fireflies (owl city)
Flat belly diet
ab circle pro
p90x exercise program
Hula hoop exercise
Nearly 100 other new words and senses added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary here are a few:
Top TV Moments According to TV Guide:
Jan. 20 - Inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president
March 12 - George Clooney and Julianna Margulies return to ER in a clever episode in which the pair harvests organs that, unbeknownst to them, save their old friend Carter's life.
March 17 - Adam Lambert sings a risky, Middle Eastern-inflected cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" during American Idol.
March 20 - In the series finale of Battlestar Galactica.
April 6 - On House, Dr. Kutner (Kal Penn) commits suicide.
April 19 - It was the worst kept secret on Wisteria Lane. Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), one of the original quintet on Desperate Housewives, was electrocuted and died.
May 12 - In the season finale of J.J. Abrams' Fringe, Olivia (Anna Torv) travels to meet with Dr. William Bell (Leonard Nimoy).
May 13 - Lost sets up a conundrum in its finale
May 14 - Just as Izzie's cancer becomes critical, the interns of Seattle Grace discover that a John Doe bus crash victim is actually George. Would Grey's Anatomy kill two of its original cast members in one fell swoop of a finale?
May 19 - Glee's fun first episode lodges itself in our brains all summer long
June 1 - Conan O'Brien takes over The Tonight Show
June 8 - David Letterman makes a joke about New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez impregnating Sarah Palin's daughter. He ultimately apologizes, but not before Palin accuses him of joking about statutory rape, and suggests that he preys on younger women. In October, he acknowledges that he did have consensual affairs with much younger adult female staffers.
June 22 - Jon and Kate Gosselin make a joint announcement that they have begun legal proceedings to dissolve their 10-year marriage.
Sept. 1 - On Rescue Me's Season 3 finale, when Teddy's wife, Ellie, dies in a car accident,
Sept. 13 - Kanye West charges the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV VMAs, grabs the microphone and announces that Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. Later in the show, when Beyonce accepts the award for Video of the Year, she graciously cedes her time to Swift.
Sept. 16 - Susan Boyle, who became an Internet sensation after her stunning performance of Les Miserables' "I Dreamed a Dream" on Britain's Got Talent, performs her signature song on the season finale of the talent competition's American version.
Sept. 20 - On Mad Men, Guy MacKendrick (guest star Jamie Thomas King) arrives from London to reorganize Sterling Cooper. At an office shindig, a drunken secretary accidentally runs over his foot with a John Deere riding mower, sending a spray of bone, blood and cashmere sock into the crowd.
Sept. 23 - Mackenzie Phillips appears on The Oprah Winfrey Show to promote her new memoir, High on Arrival. The book includes the shocking claim that she was raped by her father, musician John Phillips, and that she later had a consensual sexual relationship with him.
Sept. 23 - Among the delights of ABC's sitcom Modern Family is the revelation during the show's pilot episode
Oct. 8 - Jim's oafish brothers hijack the Office wedding with an actually charming YouTube tribute, in which each member of the wedding party takes turns dancing down the aisle. It wasn't Jim and Pam's dream wedding, but it was dream TV.
Oct. 15 - The world watches as a giant silver balloon floats over Colorado — purportedly with 6-year-old Falcon Heene trapped inside. An hour-and-a-half later, the balloon lands, empty. As the Heene family's story unravels, police determine that the whole event was a hoax designed to attract the attention of Hollywood, so the family could get its own reality show.
Nov. 20 - A teary Oprah Winfrey announces that the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will be in 2011 — at the end of her 25th season.